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♪ [ cheers and applause ] and now, seth meyers. >> seth: good evening, everybody. i'm seth meyers. this is "late night." we hope you're doing well. and now if you don't mind, we're going to get to the news. president biden and former president trump are set to face off in two presidential debates. biden is looking forward to laying out his 2024 agenda, while trump is just happy to go somewhere where nobody will draw him while he sleeps. [ laughter ] after president biden challenged him today to two televised debates, former president trump posted on truth social, quote, "crooked joe biden is the worst debater i have ever faced. he can't put two sentences together," unlike trump who puts all of his sentences together. [ laughter ] while speaking to reporters outside former president trump's criminal hush-money trial yesterday, house speaker mike johnson criticized michael cohen and said he is quote, "a man who is clearly on mission for personal revenge and who is widely known as witness who has trouble with the truth." yeah, and who would ever be crazy enough to listen to someone like that? [ laughter ]

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judge juan merchan asked former president trump's lawyers yesterday if trump is planning to testify. of course not. if there's one thing we know about trump, it's that the defense rests. [ laughter and applause ] michael cohen testified yesterday that he still lives in a trump branded building, which tells you just how much of a pain in the ass it is to move in new york city. [ laughter ] cohen also said yesterday that he worked with former first lady melania trump on an agreement with madam tussauds to create a wax figure of her for the museum, and another one to attend public events. [ laughter ] [ audience oohs ] "just real quick. are you real or a wax one? [ laughter ] well i can't -- silence doesn't tell me." [ laughter ] in his speech at a gala yesterday, president biden joked that trump might have injected bleach into his skin to fight off covid. um, have you seen the guy

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lately? if he's injecting anything, it's deck stain. [ laughter ] let's be real. if anyone injected bleach into their skin, it's mike pence. i mean -- [ audience oohs ] he looks like a ghost that haunts other ghosts. [ laughter ] house speaker mike johnson, former republican presidential hopeful vivek ramaswamy, north dakota governor doug bergham, and florida congressmen brian donalds and corey mills all attended former president trump's criminal hush-money trial yesterday and wore matching navy blue suits and red ties. look at these dorks. [ light laughter ] they look like a doowop group called the four treasons. [ laughter ] they look like the men's wearhouse softball team. they look like a singing group called magapella. it looks like they put mitt romney in a cloning machine, but something went a little more wrong with each copy. [ light laughter ] new york mayor eric adams announced yesterday that as part of the city's crackdown on smoke

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shops, 75 illegal cannabis stores have been shut down. so sorry stoners, but you're going to have to walk to the next block. [ laughter ] "aw, man. oh, yeah." [ light laughter ] according to a new survey, the average american has five reusable shopping bags, while the average public radio listener has 53. [ light laughter ] and finally, producers have announced a new "jeopardy!" spinoff series that focuses on pop culture. it's called "celebrity jeopardy." [ light laughter ] [ laughter ] i'm sorry, i replaced myself with the madam tussauds wax seth meyers. [ laughter ] that was the monologue, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] we got a great show for you tonight. she is the emmy-winning creator and star of "abbott elementary." our friend quinta brunson is back on the show. [ cheers and applause ] the great quinta brunson. you know him from his incredible work on "snl," and his latest movie "if" is in theaters this

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weekend. bobby moynihan is back. [ cheers and applause ] and they are veteran art punk legends featuring our very own 8g band's syd butler and seth jabour whose latest album "oui lsf" is out now. les savy fav is back on the show to perform for us. [ cheers and applause ] but before we get to that, today president biden proposed two debates against donald trump, and trump immediately accepted. meanwhile, a bunch of maga weirdos and wannabe running mates traveled to new york to appear with trump at his criminal trial. for more on this, it's time for "a closer look." [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> seth: for some reason, trump thinks it will work to his advantage to debate joe biden on national television, despite the fact that when they debated in 2020, it was an embarrassing cluster [ bleep ] in which trump behaved like a co*ked-up raccoon trapped in a porta potty at coachella. >> they will, under my proposal. >> that's not what you said and it's not what your party has said. >> but that -- so we have to be engaged in -- >> that's not what they're talking about. >> we have the highest trade deficit with mexico. >> china ate your lunch. down 18%.

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china ate your lunch, joe. >> he said, maybe you should drop a nuclear weapon on them. >> i never said that. >> antifa is an idea, not an organization. >> oh, you got to be kidding. >> not militia. if he'd just stay out of the way -- >> oh, really? oh, really? >> this guy -- >> i wanna -- >> he's just afraid of counting the votes. >> you're wrong, you're wrong. >> i want to continue with you on this, vice president biden. >> chris, he's so wrong when he makes a statement like that. >> in fact, no. >> you do want me to -- >> gentlemen -- no. mr. president. >> it was heavily -- you would have been much later, joe. >> mr. president, sir. >> chris, that was the worst part of obama. >> let me ask my quesiton. >> i'll ask joe. >> no. no. hey, mr. president, mr. president, please stop. >> even the people who testified -- >> no, no, no. mr. president -- >> three and a half million, joe. >> no, no, no. sir, stop. wait a minute. mr. president, no, mr president. >> go ahead. can i be honest? it's a very important question. >> try to be honest. >> he stood up -- he stood up and he threatened -- >> the answer to the question is no. >> seth: trump thinks that made him look good. [ laughter ] the only context in which that

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behavior makes sense is in a commercial for a drink called act like a monster energy. [ laughter ] even mike lindell saw that and was like, "whoa, you sound crazy!" the moderator of a nationally televised debate had to yell "no" at the sitting president like a flight attendant telling a drunk passenger he can't go in the co*ckpit. [ light laughter ] "no, you cannot go in there." "but i needed a bathroom." "sir, that is not a bathroom. that is the co*ckpit." "yeah, but i need a bathroom real bad." "the bathrooms are occupied and you need to wait." "should i go to the bathroom in the co*ckpit?" "no!" [ light laughter ] so trump thinks repeating that performance is the key to winning in november. by the way, i'm not going to sit here and pretend joe biden is in tiptop shape either. this is when you really wish there was a way obama could tap in for joe at the debates. [ light laughter ] maybe do it like one of those surprise wrestling appearances where he walks in to loud music and pyro. [ laughter and applause ] and then trump makes a shocked face like one of those vince mcmahon memes. [ laughter ] obama would do that move where he starts writing something while trump was answering, and trump would lose his mind. "what are you writing? are you writing something about

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something i said? is he allowed to write while i'm talking? shouldn't he be listening?" "oh i can listen and write at the same time." "oh, you can? i don't know how to do that. [ laughter ] oh, this is bad." [ light laughter ] so is biden a debate all star? no, he's not. every time he answers a question, i'm going to white knuckle my armchair like i'm watching tom cruise ride a motorcycle off a cliff. 'cause i don't know if you guys know this, he does his own stunts. but even with the occasional slipup from biden, there's still no comparison. trump is a snarling psycho, who just last weekend at a new jersey rally referred to hannibal lecter as "the late, great hannibal lecter." [ light laughter ] so he both likes hannibal lecter and also thinks he's dead, despite the fact that he's not dead, not real, and also a very bad guy. [ laughter ] although who knows with trump? maybe he was using late not to mean dead, but to mean not here yet. "the late, great hannibal lecter, who was supposed to be here today. he's probably -- [ light laughter ] probably got caught in turnpike

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traffic. i tell you this, though. if hannibal honks at you, don't give him the finger, because he'll bite it right off. [ light laughter ] he'll bite your finger right off. he's a dear friend." [ light laughter ] so watching these two square off isn't exactly going to be ali versus frazier. it's going to be more like watching your grandpa try to catch an alligator in a garbage can. and if at all possible, we probably shouldn't air it internationally. i feel like other countries are going to watch this and say, "they have 330 million people, right? i don't know. it's just -- just weird that it's those two." [ laughter ] but the contrast biden will benefit from on stage is that he's normal for his age and trump is not normal for any age. [ light laughter ] like, what's a good age for a kid to think hannibal lecter is real, dead, and a cool dude? [ light laughter ] also, you'd think a guy facing four separate criminal indictments who attempted a coup, got impeached twice, oversaw a net job loss and a spike in crime, cheated on his wife with a p*rn star, and left the nation in crisis after letting a pandemic spiral out of control would want to avoid a debate. hell, if i so much as did one of those things, i would want to avoid ever being seen in public again. the only thing i've ever paid hush money to cover up is my college haircut.

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[ laughter ] but i guess not enough hush money. [ cheers and applause ] all jokes aside, what i wouldn't give to have you back, baby. [ laughter ] where you going, baby? where'd you go? and yet, trump has been obsessed with debating biden. >> former president trump is calling for debates with president biden ahead of the general election. he posted this on truth social -- "any time, anywhere, any place." >> how many debates would you commit to? >> as many as necessary. i would like to do it starting now. i'm calling on crooked joe to debate any time, any place. we'll do it anywhere you want, joe. i've invited biden to debate. we can do it any time he wants. >> seth: it's really quite something to challenge your opponent to a debate any time, anywhere, any place while you're standing behind barricades at a mandatory court appearance for your criminal trial. [ laughter ] you sure you got that much flexibility in your schedule, bro? "i challenge crooked joe to a

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debate any time between 12:00 and 12:45 p.m. when we have our lunch break." [ laughter ] "also, i challenge joe to bring me a meatball sub, because the food here stinks." [ laughter ] trump is so thirsty for a debate, he even brought an empty podium to a rally to dare biden to join him. >> we have an empty podium right here to my right. you know what that is? that's for joe biden. i'm trying to get him to debate. >> seth: i like that trump's gimmick is an empty podium like that's somehow going to work on joe biden. the only person that would work on would be donald trump. [ light laughter ] i bet we could just get rid of him forever by putting an empty podium out in the woods with a bunch of cameras pointed at it. [ laughter ] trump tried a bunch of silly gimmicks, but in the end it was clearly biden who came out ahead here. he got everything he wanted. he even reportedly agreed that no audience would be present at the debate. i don't need to tell you that trump thrives when he's screaming over a live audience. biden getting trump to agree to no audiences is like getting a vampire to agree to fight you at noon on the beach during the garlic festival. [ laughter ] but trump doesn't seem to care.

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he wants it so bad, so bad that at one point trump even invited biden down to the courthouse to debate him at his criminal trial. >> i've invited biden to debate. he can do it any time he wants, including tonight. ready. here we are. i invited him to the courthouse. >> seth: maybe you could have gotten biden to come if you let him sit on the jury. biden seems like the kind of guy who would jump at the chance to sit on a jury. this is the same guy that sat behind obama at the state of the union and acted like he was frankie valli in atlantic city. he's doing the most mundane procedural [ bleep ] there is and he looks like he just completed his third ride on kingda ka. he loved jury duty. seriously, though, you really expect biden to come down to the courthouse? only a truly pathetic loser with nothing better to do would fly to new york for the sole purpose of joining donald trump at his criminal trial for paying hush money to a p*rn star. >> donald trump's allies were out in force today at the courthouse in downtown manhattan. speaker of the house mike johnson making an appearance as well. >> it's a show of support for donald trump.

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republicans vying to be his running mate turned out in force at his trial today. they even seemed to have coordinated their outfits, dark suit, white shirt, red tie. >> michael cohen, who has no credibility, who has purged himself multiple times, who has zero integrity, has actually admitted to defrauding the trump organization. >> seth: why are they all dressed the same? did their luggage get lost and they all bought the same donald trump costume from spirit halloween? [ laughter ] showing up to work wearing the same thing as your co-worker is everyone's nightmare. of course, if you see it on instagram, they pretend to love it. these guys should have posted a pic that said "lol twinsies." [ laughter ] so biden showed some impressive self-restraint and ignored trump's irresistible offer to join him at the manhattan courthouse. but then today biden issued his own debate invitation to trump with a video that also mocked the fact that trump's criminal trial is not in session on wednesdays. >> donald trump lost two debates to me in 2020. and since then, he hasn't shown up for a debate. now he's acting like he wants to

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debate me again. well, make my day, pal. i'll even do it twice. so let's pick the dates, donald. i hear you're free on wednesdays. [ laughter and applause ] >> seth: well, joke's on you, joe. he's actually not free on wednesdays, because that's when he preps for his other criminal trials. [ laughter ] trump then immediately jumped to accept that invitation with a weird line that i guess was supposed to be a zinger? >> former president trump spoke with brooke singman at fox news digital exclusively. and here's what he said. "crooked joe biden is the worst debater i have ever faced. he can't put two sentences together." he said the dates in june and early september are fully acceptable to me. i will provide my own transportation. >> seth: "i hear you're free on wednesdays." "i'll provide my own transportation." this is like a production of "bring it on" at a men's only old age home. [ light laughter ] i'm so glad you guys are having so much fun with this, because i'm losing my [ bleep ] here. [ light laughter ] joe biden may not be the most gifted debater in history, but he has the advantage of standing on stage next to a man who is fundamentally incapable of behaving like a normal human being when he's outside the confines of one of his rallies.

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trump's behavior is obviously off-putting and weird. the only way trump can avoid embarrassing himself is if his team replaces him with -- >> an empty podium. >> seth: this has been "a closer look." [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] ♪ we'll be right back with quinta brunson, everyone. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> announcer: for more of seth's "closer looks," be sure to subscribe to "late night" on youtube. ♪ things are looking up, i've got symptom relief. ♪ ♪ control of my crohn's means everything to me. ♪ ♪ control is everything to me. ♪ feel significant symptom relief at 4 weeks with skyrizi, including less abdominal pain and fewer bowel movements. skyrizi is the first il-23 inhibitor that can deliver remission and visibly improve damage of the intestinal lining. and the majority of people experienced long-lasting remission at one year. serious allergic reactions and an increased risk of infections

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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: give it up for the 8g band, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] back with us again tonight on drums, he's played with renowned groups like the mars volta, one day as a lion, and golden. he's a member of grammy-nominated rock band queens of the stone age, who are currently out on tour in support of their latest album "in times new roman." from baltimore, jon theodore is here. [ cheers and applause ] you guys, very exciting as well,

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jon is one of our favorite returning guest drummers. now, we don't have a five-timers club here. and you know how i know? because the band made him this five-timers award. we made this. but we checked and it's his seventh time here. [ laughter ] so we'll hold onto this. [ cheers and applause ] >> hey, yeah, let's go! >> seth: yeah, you made it. we're always a little -- we're always -- our band's in a different time zone. that's what we're getting. [ light laughter ] our first guest tonight is the emmy-winning creator, co-writer, and star of the critically-acclaimed show "abbott elementary." the season finale airs may 22nd on abc. let's take a look. >> take your time and be safe. keep your momentum going so you don't get stuck. >> you know what, a little bit of help here please. >> oh, all right. here you go. >> thank you. saved my life. >> i don't know about all that. >> no. you did. with my height that's the equivalent of a two-story fall. >> okay, i guess i did save your life then. >> yeah. >> seth: please welcome back to the show quinta brunson, everyone. [ screams and applause ]

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♪ ♪ >> seth: hi, quinta! >> what's up? oh, hey, everyone. >> seth: you know what? it's very nice to see you, but every time i see you, i remember the first time you were on this show. >> yes. >> seth: at the very end, i said "and this is exciting, you have a new show called 'abbott elementary' that's going to get picked up at abc." >> yes. >> seth: or maybe you were shooting the pilot. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. >> seth: it's just been so amazing to watch your journey. it's so well-deserved and so exciting to see it. >> thank you. it's -- isn't it nuts? look at us now. >> seth: look at us now! >> you are renewed until 2028. >> seth: yeah, yeah, yeah. [ cheers and applause ] >> isn't that cool? >> seth: because i got nowhere else to go! [ light laughter ] >> that's great. you know how many people are looking for work? >> seth: oh, i know. no, i'm not complaining. i'm not complaining. [ light laughter ]

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i mean, you received an emmy, which is incredible. >> yes, thank you. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: and you would think -- you would think the important thing is receiving an emmy, but there is this one extra, sort of cherry on top. >> yes. >> seth: when you receive an award, which is, who is the person giving it to you. >> yes, yeah. >> seth: 'cause that's a photo you have forever. >> yeah. >> seth: you had the legendary carol burnett. >> ugh! >> seth: what a thing. >> too much. too much. >> seth: she's not just a legend, but she's also one of the sweetest people in the world. >> the sweetest woman. i hope she takes this the right way. she's so legendary to me that i thought she was like a hologram. [ laughter ] sometimes people are so legendary, you forget they're real. >> seth: yeah. >> so just taking her in that night was a bit much. >> seth: she told me afterwards, she was like, "quinta touched me so many times -- [ laughter ] -- to see if i was see-through." [ laughter ] i'm like, "yeah, that's a weird thing. she does that around legends." >> carol, it's just the technology these days, you never know. [ laughter ] yeah, it was crazy. and i was just crying like a baby. >> seth: it was great, though. >> yeah, yeah. >> seth: you also -- another honor you received -- an honorary doctorate at temple university. >> i did, yes, yes, yes.

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[ cheers and applause ] that was cool. >> seth: it's very fun to receive sort of an educational honor -- >> yes. >> seth: -- without having to go to class. >> well, i went to school for 3 1/2 years, so that -- >> seth: oh, gotcha. >> yeah. >> seth: but you never got to this place. >> no, i didn't. i started working -- >> seth: okay. >> -- before i graduated and that just kind of took over. and then my career started taking off, fortunately, but i always wanted to finish. >> seth: yeah. >> i always wanted that get that degree for my mother. >> seth: that's great. >> so i was really happy to be able to get that, because nothing else mattered to her. when i won an emmy, she was like, "that's cute. let's get that degree, sister." [ laughter ] so i was happy about this. >> seth: when you came back, temple was like, "we knew you'd come crawling back." >> man, they knew i was about to get that degree from ucla or something like that. [ laughter ] so they said -- they better give me that degree before --

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>> seth: you said that was all that mattered to your mom. your parents were not thrilled with the idea of you going into comedy. >> no. >> seth: okay. >> they did not like this. they didn't want any part of this. >> seth: did you -- >> they didn't like it. >> seth: did you have to hide it from them? >> i did. i would tell them that i was like doing anything except for comedy. i mean, i would be like, "i'm going to stay at a boyfriend's." other things that should have been a problem. >> seth: yeah. >> i was like i'm going to smoke some weed up on the corner. [ laughter ] really i'm at improv doing "yes, and." it was really -- [ laughter ] they just didn't want any parts of it. they thought it was a career that leads to nothing. >> seth: i like the idea that someone would say to them, like, "our daughter's a drug addict." they're like, "you think you got it bad, ours is an improvisor." [ laughter ] >> kind of true -- no, no, no. >> seth: you've had a lot of -- i mean, you've done a lot of great things for philadelphia. >> yeah. >> seth: obviously it's a nice relationship with the city. >> yeah. >> seth: you've had a lot of philadelphia guest stars. >> i have. >> seth: jason kelce. >> yeah. love jason. >> seth: and you just saw him yesterday. >> i saw him last night, yeah. i saw him last night at up fronts. >> seth: yeah, so this is the sort of abc/disney up fronts. >> yes. >> seth: this is a photo of jason kelce seeing you. i'm going to say he seemed happy to see you. >> yes. >> seth: did you know how happy -- did you have any sense of how he would show his

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happiness? >> i didn't. >> seth: okay. >> yeah. >> seth: this is exactly how i think it would go. [ laughter ] >> dude, guys, i am so short. i haven't been this high off the ground -- [ laughter ] -- in so long. >> seth: this is higher than the clip we just showed. >> no, it really was! this was insane. look at that air. >> seth: yeah. >> he's like two of me. >> seth: it's like you said to him, "i'm trying to get to the balcony fast." [ laughter ] >> the last time i felt that way was on tower of terror. "the guardians of the galaxy" -- i swear to you my stomach went up and everything. but he did ask for consent. he was like, "do you mind?" i said "no, that's fine." but i still didn't know i'd be airborne. >> seth: right. [ laughter ] >> i really didn't. yeah. but he's so lovely. but he was a guest star on the show along with jalen. and they were just wonderful additions to our season. >> seth: that's really great. you are about to start -- as we mentioned, the third season is wrapping up. >> yes. >> seth: you're about to start. you get a little bit of time off, then you go back into the writers' room. >> yes. >> seth: obviously you're not

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just the star of the show. you're a creator, tons of responsibilities. >> yeah. >> seth: do you find that you -- because you have this wonderful cast and it's this great ensemble, do you like writing for the other characters more than yourself? does it give you more freedom as a writer? >> i do, i absolutely do. i like -- writing for yourself i think is kind of hard. i think if you're not naturally, like, a narcissist -- >> seth: yeah. [ laughter ] >> -- it's kind of hard to -- it's hard to just, you know, i don't know, be all about yourself. i really love writing for the character ava, because she gets to say things that -- >> yeah! [ light laughter ] >> -- that i wish i could say, i think. >> seth: yeah. [ light laughter ] >> and there have been things i've said in the room that have turned into ava's lines. specifically one time i told one of the writers -- i said something, and they were like, "you know that's not right?" and i said, "yeah girl, i know, i just be saying --" oop! i was going to curse. i just be saying stuff. [ laughter ] but we turned it into an ava line. >> seth: yeah. >> so i kind of have a lot in common with her. i love writing for barbara. i like writing for every other character more than janine. >> seth: and then, does your staff know that it's their job

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to remind you -- >> yes. >> seth: -- at the end of the day, you know, you also have to be on the show. >> absolutely. >> seth: you're sort of like the glue that holds it all together. >> yes. i have turned in stories before, outlines and, you know, kind of abc has been like, that's great, it's lacking in the main character of the show. [ laughter ] i'm like, "i don't see the problem." and i also like to nap. >> seth: yeah. [ laughter ] >> i just try to find some time in there to nap. >> seth: that is good -- i mean, napping is so important. >> i feel like i talked about naps last time i was here. >> seth: that's all right. they didn't get less important. >> yeah, you're right. you're right. [ light laughter ] >> seth: i feel like not enough people are taking them. >> yeah, i agree, yeah. >> seth: so we didn't get through to them. >> justice for naps, man. [ applause ] >> seth: how -- be honest, though. in a -- on a writer's day when you're actually in the room, could you -- how much of a nap do you need for it to be valuable, like time? >> to -- in the -- i don't get a nap. >> seth: okay. so you can't like go grab a five-minute nap? >> no. i'm not a baby. [ laughter ] i can't get naps. do you get naps? >> seth: no, i'm just saying -- look, i don't -- nothing i'm saying is right. i'm just saying stuff. [ laughter ] do i get naps?

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i don't get naps. >> are you ava coleman? >> seth: i am a little, yeah. >> i don't get naps, but i like to get -- you know, i like to try to get rest. you know, i took one yesterday. >> seth: yeah. >> i feel like i talk about naps so much. i want people to know i'm not just like this sleepy girl. [ light laughter ] >> seth: but again, we've shown -- we've already -- we've talked about your accomplishments. that was sort of the front half of this. now we want to talk about how you also mail it in all the time. [ laughter ] >> not true. >> seth: not true at all. we talked about your parents. but obviously they appreciate that you've succeeded in this thing. >> yes. >> seth: they must be incredibly proud of you. >> they're very proud. >> seth: are there people, you know, through you and through your experiences that they've shared that they've been excited to meet? >> ha! [ laughter ] i have introduced my mom to mad people, you guys. on facetime, including patti labelle last week, which was really, really cool. >> seth: yeah. [ scattered applause ] >> yes, she was so sweet and it was incredible. but you know who my mom freaked out over, like dropped her phone?

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>> seth: okay? >> "young sheldon." >> seth: really? [ laughter ] the kid? >> i was with him at a wb mixer, and he's such a sweetie pie, by the way. ian is incredible, very talented, very sweet. and, you know, my mom, she loves the show. >> seth: yeah. >> i know she loves it. and he wanted to -- you know, we took a picture. i said, "do you mind if i facetime my mom? this will make her day." i didn't know that it would make her day so hard that she would have to get a new phone. [ laughter ] she was like tearing up and crying. [ light laughter ] [ audience aws ] he -- it was so sweet. i've never seen her react that way, for anyone. and he's, you know like a -- he's not 9. how old is he? >> seth: i don't know. >> how old are kids? he's like -- [ laughter ] >> seth: well, in hollywood -- i feel like every kid in a hollywood show like 32. >> that's -- [ laughs ] but, you know, she lost it over him. he was such a sweetie pie. and then when i took the phone back, she said, "put sheldon back on." and i was like, "um, okay." so i did. but it was -- she freaked out over him. >> seth: this is another cool

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[ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> seth: our next guest is a funny actor and comedian you know from his work on "snl" and movies like "the secret life of pets," "monsters university," and "unfrosted." his latest movie "if" is in theaters may 17th. please welcome back to the show my very good friend bobby moynihan, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ >> seth: bobby! >> how are you, man? what's going on? >> seth: so good to have you here. >> it's so good to be back. it's so nice.

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>> seth: since the last time i've seen you, you've added a child. you have two. >> correct. i decided to do that. >> seth: yeah, that's great. [ light laughter ] >> yeah, thank you so much. >> seth: 6 and 1. >> 6 and 1. >> seth: are you enjoying your time with them so far? >> i am, i am. it's wonderful. it's going really well. >> seth: do they -- does the 6-year-old have any sense of what it is you do? >> just now. we took her to go see "if" a couple days ago, a little family and friends screening, and she got to meet a couple of the actors in the movie and was very like -- the girl who plays young bee, she was very excited to meet her. and when she sees me, she's just like -- >> seth: yeah. this is a lot of -- there's a lot of like famous voice work in this. you actually get to play a real person. >> i'm a real boy. >> seth: you're a real boy. >> yeah. >> seth: yeah. >> i'm a real boy in this. >> seth: but you obviously have to do a lot of work, because this is a movie about imaginary friends.

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>> it is, it is. >> seth: so you're doing a lot of real pretending in the scenes. >> always. >> seth: yes. >> yes. i play a guy named jeremy who's having a really bad day. >> seth: yeah. >> yeah. >> seth: here's jeremy with his imaginary friends. >> aw, look at him. [ audience aws ] >> seth: and his bad day -- he has a lot of anxiety. >> i did not realize that thing was behind me until just now. [ laughter ] i did not. this is news to me. >> seth: that is shocking. >> i apologize. [ laughter ] >> seth: i hate when people find out via art card. >> i don't know what's more shocking, this or that wally has a mustache. [ laughter ] >> seth: by the way, wally just showed up one day with a mustache. didn't think he had to e-mail the staff or anything? >> what are you thinking? reckless behavior. >> seth: reckless, wally. >> shame. >> seth: you know what the worst is? we said. "you've got to shave the mustache." he said, "this is my imaginary friend." [ laughter ] >> and it's voiced by chris pratt. [ laughter ] >> seth: and we all can hear it. it's bad. all it ever tells wally is, like, "you need a raise." we're like, "oh my god, tell your mustache to be quiet." [ light laughter ] did you -- but your character is very anxious about a job interview at 30 rock. so that must have been very easy to plug into that. >> very much so. i was just saying to a couple people backstage i get really

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filled with anxiety when i see the carpet in the elevator. >> seth: yes. >> isn't that -- sorry. oh gosh. yeah. that's my trauma. [ laughter ] >> seth: no, i think the carpet in the elevator -- i have the reaction to it that people have when they see the carpet in the movie "the shining." like that's -- [ laughter ] >> one billion percent. it's a pattern that elicits a response. >> seth: because i feel like of the -- i mean, how many years were you with the show again? >> nine. >> seth: so i was there for more, i was like 12 years. >> i mean, you want to fight? >> seth: and the amount of times -- [ laughter ] is that? >> is this about to be -- >> seth: is that -- that is more. >> yeah. >> seth: 12 is more than 9. yeah, so i was there longer. no, but like, the times that i was in the elevator going up where i had the feeling of like "yes!" or going down and being like "yes." >> i've got to go tell gwyneth paltrow she's a pirate. [ laughter ] just that feeling comes in too. >> seth: you also were in the film "unfrosted." you got to play chef boyardee. >> yes, yes, yes. >> seth: perfect casting. >> yes, thank you. i agree. >> seth: and you had a ravioli

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that was a puppet, so you got to act with a practical ravioli. >> yes. the same people that did grogu on "the mandalorian" made eric the ravioli puppet. [ laughter ] both equally as adorable. i'd like to see them fight, to be honest. [ laughter ] >> seth: is it true that you studied puppetry back in the day? >> eh, is it true? [ laughter ] i just became anthony crispino. i took a bunch of puppetry classes at uconn, yeah. >> seth: okay, gotcha. >> right, ladies? [ laughter ] >> seth: you mentioned grogu i feel like you were setting me up for the transition. you're in the new "star wars" lego show. >> i am. can you believe that? i'm a little jedi. >> seth: and, like, jedis always have really cool names. like grogu is the perfect example, right? it's only a name that could exist in sort of space in a galaxy far, far away. >> it sounds mystical. >> seth: yes, so it must have been so exciting when you found out what your name was going to be. >> yeah, i'm jedi bob.

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[ laughter ] >> seth: jedi bob? >> yeah, can you believe it? [ laughter ] >> seth: are they worried you're not going to know it's you if they give you a different name? >> no. it's like a reference. there was a figure that came out in between -- like when the "star wars" movies weren't happening in that period between "jedi" and "phantom menace." lego put out a figure just called jedi. and lego fans started calling it jedi bob. >> seth: oh, it's a shoutout to the fanbase. i got you. i'm assuming -- how quickly after you played it, did you go buy the -- >> i had it way before. [ laughter ] >> seth: you brought it to the audition. >> yeah. they were like, "there's this character jedi --" and i was like, "bob." [ laughter ] i got four of them. you want to buy one? [ laughter ] >> seth: i feel as though i know you enough to know the answer to this question, but when you play a character and there is merch for that character, how quickly

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do you get out and get the merch? >> it's a problem. >> seth: yeah. [ laughter ] >> i have awesomes action figures. >> seth: yeah, you were many voices on our animated series. >> yeah. >> seth: is your 6-year-old, does she think it's cool that her dad has a lot of stuff of people he played? >> she -- no. she thinks -- no. no, she does, she does. [ laughter ] ben schwartz is a really good friend of mine. >> seth: yeah, the best. >> yeah, he's the greatest. and she likes that he is sonic. she thinks i'm friends with sonic. >> seth: sure, that's a cool thing for a kid to be. >> oh, very much so. ben was very kind enough to send over some knuckles stuff. shoutout to adam pelley, knuckles. >> seth: the best. >> and he sent over some knuckles stuff and dorothy was like, "can i send a message back to sonic?" >> seth: your daughter wanted to -- >> she wanted to send a message back to sonic. >> seth: okay, because sonic sent her some merch. >> yeah, had sent her, like, a sweatshirt. and she likes putting on little sonic sneakers and running around the house. but i think you have the message. >> seth: now, we do. but before we play it, do you then -- do you ask her to rehearse a couple times? or this is just like -- >> we were going to bed.

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she had the stuff on. she said "take a picture of this and tell sonic i'm wearing it to bed." i did. i sent it. he said, "aw." she said, "now send him a message." and i went "okay." and i pressed record, and this is what happened. >> seth: all right, so this is your 6-year-old talking to sonic. >> sonic, i got your nike kicks, you want to see? i'll send you a picture. [ laughter ] i love you, sonic. goodnight. have a fun day. my butt's on fire. [ laughter ] [ applause ] >> seth: i like that she knew, "my butt's on fire," you can't follow that. >> no, out! >> seth: that's got to be last. >> that's the out, yeah. unlike her father. [ laughter ] >> seth: you're also going to be in "inside out 2" this summer. >> correct. >> seth: how about that? [ cheers ] another merch opportunity. who will you be playing in "inside out 2?" >> i play forgetter bobby. i was in the first movie as well.

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>> seth: so you -- so this is the second time that they've given you a character with your own name? >> oh, yeah. i'm realizing i play a lot of bobbys. >> seth: jedi bob, forgetter bobby. >> it's probably because of my range? [ laughter ] >> seth: chef bobardee. >> chef bobardee. >> seth: who are you in "if"? what's your character's name in "if"? >> jeremy. >> seth: oh, thank god. >> took me a second. yeah, it's jeremy. [ laughter ] but my middle name is bob. >> seth: okay. [ light laughter ] you always say, like i know it's not in the script, but do i want you the director to know my name. >> before i audition, i say, "may i ask the middle name of the character? [ light laughter ] oh, that's it? i'll take it." >> seth: well, it's a very exciting time to be bobby moynihan. it's very nice to have you back here. >> same here, man. i love seeing you. >> seth: it does -- having you in this building and sitting right here, it does remind me, you were -- i've said often times you were one of my favorite "update" guests of all time. anthony crispino, drunk uncle. >> the best part, where i felt most comfortable. [ applause ] >> seth: yeah. well, thank you for being here. i loved seeing you. love to your family. you guys, that's bobby moynihan. [ cheers and applause ] "if" is in theaters friday. we'll be right back with a performance by les savy fav. [ cheers and applause ] performance by les savy fav. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ some people just know that the best rate f

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